20 February 2009

21/02/09 Online Censorship by Israel

What do BLOGGER, YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK, and WIKIPEDIA have in common?

Following up on yesterdays post “Is Israel Controlling the Internet” today we will learn about Israel’s Government and the IDF attempting to censor and control the internet, face book, you tube and many other social networks, blogs, message boards and news organisations. Today I will be discussing these groups who work online for Israel and the IDF (Israeli Army).

These groups came about after the many genocidal murders committed by Israel and the IDF. Hundreds of Lebanese, Palestinians being killed, with the majority of them being innocent civilians, women and children. Israel need helps to re-create its image worldwide. What better place than the internet?

Why the internet? Because the internet is a huge echo chamber. It also influences what news you see on your television or MSM news sites, like CNN, ABC, MSNBC and CBS for instance. It also influences what you read in your newspapers worldwide. With today’s 24 hour news cycle, the need for fresh news is quite important for retaining viewers and readers. So, many news publications and organisations turn to the internet to see what the “buzz” is and then report on that. Also, due to the internets wide range of people and access to webcams, videos and blogs, many times regular individuals get important news online before main stream media does. Given these facts, who ever controls the internet controls the news and controls the battle for the hearts and minds of the general public. Hence the creation of JIDF and GIYUS.

Winning public opinion is extremely important, remember Americans vote, and they could, if organized, exert pressure on their government and President to stop handing over their hard earned tax dollars to Israel AND to boot out the Jewish Lobby from American politics. Which, (AIPAC, ZOA, ADL etc) they all but control at the American government at this time. They want you to belive that only little isolated Israel (with the 4th largest army in the world AND having nuclear weapons) is the only friend America has, and on this premise, Americans should back everything Israel does as they are our “friends” (even though they murder American military and cover it up, see HERE and HERE)

Their “job” is to win the battle of public opinion online. In other words, they want to influence what people think of Israel. So, to sway public opinion of Israel and it’s war crimes in Lebanon and Palestine, back in 2000 they decided to create an online group called JIDF or Jewish Internet Defence Force, to manipulate polls and message boards and blogs by spamming comments and votes. However, this has now progressed into removing sites, videos and blogs that critisize Israel or it's genocide in Palestine, also sites that are against Zionism, which, importantly, is NOT the same as being against Jews!! And there is another group as well, called GIYUS, or “Give Israel Your United Support”
first look at GIYUS:

Why do I need to report?

GIYUS.ORG spends
a lot of effort tracking down online articles and surveys that members should
see and act upon.

After installing the Megaphone application, you will
receive alerts on these articles so that you can voice your opinion on

You can help even more! Report relevant articles and surveys to
GIYUS.ORG and help Israel win the public opinion front.

Now lets look at the other group called JIDF, e.g Jewish Internet Defense Force, sounds very miltary doesn't it now?
"One of their campaigns has already led to 106 Facebook groups being removed"

“We began to focus on internet companies like Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia, MySpace, and Digg,

See here:
The Jewish Internet Defense Force, (JIDF) is approximately 8 years old as a collective of activists and has operated under the name the "Jewish Internet Defense Force"

The JIDF is involved in mass email campaigns, we work to discuss the issues on many fronts, in various forums. We report our concerns of TOS violations to many companies. We advocate for Israel, and we work to unify our people who share our concerns. We write emails to the media, to the internet companies, to law enforcement, and to the government. We also have a major campaign involving YouTube, where we report hateful videos or videos which are promoting violence or terrorism. We work to keep things neutral on Wikipedia,

We have also been a leading pro-Israel force online, and the success often comes in the form of inspiring someone new, who eventually becomes a solid soldier in our online army.

Jewish Internet Defense Force
Leading the Fight
So lets just have a look at the groups they target listed below with excerpts from the JIDF site itself:


Through the creation of 4 proactive Facebook groups, The JIDF initiated a 35 day campaign urging 5,000 people to report all the following groups. During that time, 106 groups were deleted, Many more groups crop up daily. Jewish Leadership must coordinate with the management of Facebook to help develop plans to fight this problem

The JIDF believes the following channels and videos most likely break YouTube's rules against promoting hatred and/or violence. As you can see by the amount of channels which have been suspended we have a pretty good track record. (NOTE:Too many for me to list here, but take link to see the entire list of suspended accounts http://www.thejidf.org/2008/02/problematic-youtube-channels-and-videos.html scroll down and further down the page you will see the 100’s of accounts they are currently targeting)
Below are links and comments pasted exactly from their VERY long list of youtube users they want suspended, or videos removed. Admittedly some are from skinheads and truly are racist, but the vast majority are just normal videos with excerpts from credible news sources or photos from news sources. Note that the comments under the links are the actual notes this group has made regarding the video in the link it wants removed.

1 video, many problematic favs
(NOTE FYI Meaning she marked other peoples videos as a "favourite" and got her account closed!!)

(But here is the best one of all!! )

1 video - (might not be against the rules)
Now, this video is a documented media video from a British reporter and an Israeli Human Rights organisation no less. And they want to close this person’s youtube account because they uploaded this video? Why? Because as usual, the video shows human rights abuses by Israelis, so we can’t have that now can we?? Even when it’s an Israeli group that uncovered it and made the documentary, so they attempt to censor their own people!!

Here’s the video they want to have removed (listed above from their site)

But, it gets even better, and here’s another one, this is a RAP music video showing news footage and photos of those killed by Israel, again, we can’t let the world see this, they might not like us!!

(This video shows dead bodies, this is against the YouTube Community Guidelines)

and yet another one here:

(This video shows dead bodies of children, and people getting hurt, attacked, or humiliated)

and here
(This video shows dead bodies, and dead children)
(NOTE with regard to YouTube the JIDF also work with an American right wing NeoCon group called YOU TUBE SMACKDOWN http://smackdowncorps.org/

like minds stick together)

In general, please alert us to any problems of POV-Pushing, bias, subtle antisemitic jabs and the standard "Jew baiting" so commonly found on Wikipedia (WP), so we may update this list and continue cite specific examples. We are also looking to get a lot more active on Wikipedia, since much has been written about the problems and many people have pointed out unfair Wikipedia policies and implementation thereof, especially with regard to Israel and the Jewish people.

Please keep us posted as to any problems you experience on Wikipedia as it will aid in our research and approach. Please enjoy the following list of heavily biased Wikipedia editors. We have listed their "contributions" from "earliest" to most recent, since many of them are trying to pretend they are not biased as of late:
They are targeting several people in Wikipedia, one is an Arab, the other is a Jew who is against Zionism, here is what they say about the Anti-Zionist Jew on Wikipedia, notice how other Jews who are not Zionist fanatics like the JIDF are also targets:
User Contributions

Real name, "Roland Rance" who chairs "Jews Against Zionism" meetings

"Just look at this user's userpage. Wikipedia is supposed to have rules against using it for "soapboxing" but apparently they make an exception in this case"
Here is one of their complaints about wikipedia:
(By the way, in the current Wikipedia article about Hamas, the fact that it is a terrorist organization isn't even hinted at until the 6th paragraph!)
Heaven forbid, we have to get the word "terrorist" and "HAMAS" in the first sentance, otherwise it's unfair to poor Israel!! what a load of bollox! As if people can't think for themselves, we all need Israel to tell us what to think! Moving on to what the do over at Blogger:


Report Jew-Hating Blogs in Less Than a Minute
Click here and then click “submit”
Then come back here and do the same thing with this one.
Do this many times a day. Many days a week and share it with all your friends and email lists.
The blogs in question are some of the most hateful sites we have seen and clearly against Blogger’s own rules.


Don’t think they are serious about closing blogs, webpages, facebook, and youtube accounts and more?

They even invented software to use to make their censorship work easier, it is called “megaphone”, and endorsed by the IDF (Israeli army) and government!

See here:
Megaphone desktop tool

From Wikipedia:

The Megaphone desktop tool is a Windows "action alert" tool developed by Give Israel Your United Support (GIYUS) and distributed by World Union of Jewish Students, World Jewish Congress, The Jewish Agency for Israel, World Zionist Organization, StandWithUs, Hasbara fellowships, HonestReporting, and other pro-Israel public relations, media watchdog, or activism organizations. The tool delivers real-time alerts about key articles, videos, blogs, and surveys related to Israel or the Arab-Israeli conflict, especially those perceived by GIYUS to be highly critical of Israel, so that users can vote or add comments expressing their support of Israel. The tool was released in July during the 2006 Lebanon War.

According the Jerusalem Post, Amir Gissin, head of the Public Affairs Department of the Foreign Ministry of Israel, has expressed support for the tool's use. "The Foreign Ministry itself is now pushing the idea, urging supporters of Israel everywhere to become cyberspace soldiers in the new battleground for Israel's image."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megaphone_desktop_tool

So, if you can't win the public hearts and minds by doing the right thing, then just CHEAT CHEAT CHEAT, CENSOR CENSOR CENSOR

And a little tidbit from the Jpost on JIDF. Notice that this JIDF group infiltrated and then took over a FACEBOOK group using some type of software, because they did not like the answer they got from FACEBOOK when they complained. The group, according to FACEBOOK was a political discourse group, and as such, FACEBOOK refused to close it down. So the JIDF took action themselves. See here:
Jul 29, 2008 21:16 Updated Jul 30, 2008 9:47

Jewish Internet Defense Force 'seizes control' of anti-Israel Facebook group
In the JIDF's latest efforts, the group has been working around the clock to dismantle the group on Facebook titled, "Israel is not a country! Delist it from Facebook as a country." That group had tens of thousands of members.
Facebook's negligence and abdication of responsibility gave us no option but to take matters in our own hands," the JIDF added.

The JIDF would not specify what technological methods it used to gain access to the group, but said it succeeded in doing so after the old administrators left.

The JIDF received a response from Facebook, he said, which called the anti-Israel group "legitimate political discourse." Facebook was not available for comment.

"[The JIDF] gained control of the group without compromising Facebook's security," Oboler said. "What they have done... is taken away the hate that was spreading through [the group's] membership. It's a shame that Facebook themselves did not remove it. It has taken a lot of effort from [the JIDF], while it would have taken Facebook one click."

The JIDF said its efforts are not limited to Facebook, but extend to anti-Semitism and anti-Israel posts found throughout the Internet, including on sites such as Google, Google Earth, YouTube and Wikipedia.
So what group or site will they come for next?

Remember this, he who controls the internet controls the news and controls the battle for the hearts and minds of the general public. If any of this makes you angry or outraged, write to your Elected Representatives and demand that Israel stop censoring the internet. Who made them “Judge, Jury and Executioner”

We are all intelligent enough to make up our own minds *if* we are allowed to see unfettered information ourselves, why is Israel so worried? Because the internet is the LAST place news is free and where news can freely be put online for all to see. Don’t’ let Israel gain control of what you see, hear and read. America must stop being Israel’s “poodle”

More information on this subject in tomorrow’s blog, check back then or subscribe to this blog.



Here is the JIDF’s YOUTUBE LIST OF CHANNELS AND USERS (note the first scrolling box are all the accounts they have managed to suspend or close down, but scroll down the page more to see the active list they are currently working on now, you may be listed!)


Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, don't say anyhing bad about Israel, or they will come for you in the night.....................


Anonymous said...

If you say anything negative about israel on your cell phone, you will be targeted also. It happened to me in 2006 after a few months of voicing my opinion to friends and family. An attractive israeli man insisted on being my "boyfriend", I was intrigued enough to get to know him better and introduce him to my family, etc. He even wanted to walk my very large dog. About a month later, I was robbed of everything of value in my house. He was there to be my "savior" afterwards, but took off right after that.

If you look up the "48 Laws of Power", Law 5 says "So Much Depends on Reputation – Guard it with your Life"; this explains some of the denying that goes on.

Eric Vaughan said...

The other day, Yahoo had a piece on CanWest's further cuts of 300 jobs. Although the zinger comments were moderated, they got as far as 13 comments when they had to freeze it. (CanWest were the ones who broke the faux story that Jews in Iran were being forced to wear Star of Davids on their clothing.)

When YouTube had a contributor who noticed the the collapse of WTC-7 was being announced b-e-f-o-r-e it actually happened, that company was promptly bought out.

All of this happens in the light of Bernie Madoff not being locked up, etc., etc. If that doesn't look dirty, what does? Personally, I think it shows exactly what the removed writers were talking about.

I4P Writers Group said...

They have a hard job ahead of them for sure. What with the hundreds of images of dead children and the huge numbers of innocents they targeted. I believe they have finally gone too far, the world has had enough, they have lost the hearts and minds of the general public. Lets hope this causes the American government to stop handing over Billions to them so they can keep murdering people and behaving like thugs.

Hajja Romi said...

When I visited this site a few minutes ago, my Internet connections all shut down. Now, I am able to post this comment, but I am suspicious. I hope you will not be attacked by these Zionist internet thugs, such as the ones that are harrassing another group you and I are in, Ban Sidhe.

Hajja Romi said...

When I came to this site a few minutes ago, my Internet connections all shut down. I hope that you are able to maintain this blog inspite of the Zionist thugs that infest the Internet.
God bless you always, Ban Sidhe.
Hajja Romi from Palestinian Mothers

Anonymous said...

Just want to let you know the following does not work. http://www.thejidf.org/2008/02/problematic-youtube-channels-and-videos.html

And thank you for informing us of this...... all though we always suspected it.

I4P Writers Group said...

Tannie, thank you for visiting. The JIDF site says it changes the URL's for it's pages regularly, because people discover them. So just go to their site and look around, there will be a page where it will list the You Tube Vid's they are targeting.

I4P Writers Group said...

I just pasted the URL into my browser window and got the page, so try again Tannie

skeeb said...

CENSORSHIP - yes indeed and it's been going on a long time on all college campuses in the US and possibly internationally, but can't say for sure about the latter. A book was published for a select few, and was distributed to B'nai B'rith students on a campus. Friends, including a Jewish girl and a Christian boy (students) gave our peace group a copy, because there was a determination to stop a debate on Palestine/Israel even though debates were open to anyone. All sides welcome. Didn't matter. Unless it was pro-Israel, it was going to have protests enough to stall it and scheduling being what it is, stopped. The title is: "The AIPAC College Guide, Exposing the Anti-Israel Campaign on Campus." By Jonathan S. Kessler and Jeff Schwaber. Edited by Steven J. Rosen and Martin Indyk. Preface signed by Thomas A Dine, Executive Director April 1984. This is unprecedented in the US and the target - Freedom of Speech, a
benchmark of our democracy, without which we would be heading toward what we criticize in other countries, especially Communist ones, but many others as well.
The purpose was for those B'nai B'rith students and other such organizations to focus to stop any speaker from coming on campuses unless they were pro-Israel. Ironically, I do not know anyone who ever saw a group supporting Palestine rights, trying to stop people with a different opinion. Never.

Since our country sends billions of $ to Israel, people need to learn more about it and have every right to question why billions go to a rich, nuclear armed country not needing aid. Right now, while building is suffering in the US, contractors out of a job, hundreds of "settlements" are being built in illegally occupied parts of Palestine. Especially now, people are asking why so much money is being wasted, tax dollars unaccounted for when that money is needed in America for Americans during a financial crisis. The pro-Israel students don't give a whit about that. And one ploy to try to throw you off guard is asking why not criticize what happens in Liberia or the Sudan or where ever? The answer is simple. The US is not sending billions yearly to those places and contributing to those crimes. The US is sending billions to a country building on confiscated lands, lands that have never been accepted by the US or the UN as anything but illegally occupied. Gaza. West Bank, E. Jerusalem or the Golan Hts. That is a fact. So why is that being done? Because the special interests like AIPAC and others pad the pockets of our corruptible politicians with millions of dollars to sway their votes, alienating the rights of the rest of us, so our votes do not even count on those issues. Special interest bribes. And those should be banned for what they are. Bribes. What Israel does, collective punishment, apartheid system of governing, abuse and humiliation of children, long, inhumane curfews, confiscation of lands and homes belonging to others, racism and bigotry are not legal in the United States. So why is American money being squandered on those crimes? I already said. Corruption. How to stop it? Write those elected officials and especially the president and demand those bribes be stopped. Most of our politicians are well paid and have outside professional jobs and they have benefits most Americans only dream of having. Accepting special interest money involving any foreign country should be outlawed.

I4P Writers Group said...

Hi Skeeb and thanks for your comments. Yes this is pretty serious. There is so much money and organizing in these groups, what with being backed by the government of Israel. not to mention the ones in the USA who have the backing of AIPAC as well as the huge number of other zionist groups. I could make 100 blogs on what i have already and I just keep finding more. Getting to where I really dispise the attempts to shut down alternate views by these groups. The internet has them scared to death, thank God for the internet!

I4P Writers Group said...

Oh, forogt to say that I agree with all you say in your comments. What happened in Gaza WAS a collective punishment meted out on Palestinians because they ahd the audacity to vote for Hamas, imainge them not voting for whom the Israelis wanted, how dare they hold a democratic election. Well, Israel (and the USA) need to learn you can't pick and choose who you negotiate with, you have to respect thsoe who are democratically elected, the sooner they realise that the better. It was this way here in the North of Ireland with your peace process, Israel should take note.

Ahsan said...

Excelent work bro.

Do you think, we should collect all the horrible picture of plaestinians at one place to counter Israeli propaganda?
I mean phosphorous bomb melts human body and goes deep till bone, It has been bombed on civilians.
UN hospitals and schools were bombed, I think we need to make our case strong by using same media as zionists use, except that we will show public truth and not zionist propaganda.
What i really like in your blog is absense of hate, which is must to put forward truth precisely and truthfully.
Good luck in you endeavour, I will pray to Allah God save us from these civilized and chosen people.

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